In April of this year my father, AKA Pops, came to visit me down in Louisiana. I asked him where he may want to go on an adventure. He wasn’t sure so I suggested the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush site and museum and there was no stopping us!
I love anything that is off the beaten path, a place that no one in the world may see unless you take pictures and narrate and bring them there with you. The Bonnie and Clyde ambush site is in a desolate area in the middle of nowhere and I really mean nowhere. The trip out there was a series of winding roads and small towns I would have never seen before if it wasn’t for this adventure.
The ambush site is located on HWY 154, South, approximately 8 miles outside of Gibsland, Louisiana where Bonnie and Clyde famously had their last meal. At around 9:15AM on May 23, 1934 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were in a stolen Ford V8 heading out of Gibsland on the stretch of HWY 154 when officers of the law who were concealed by bushes ambushed them and shot each of them at least 50 times. Some say it was overkill and others say it wasn’t even close to justice for the grief and loss of the families of those they killed.
Pops and I stopped at the ambush site where there is a marker dedicated to Bonnie and Clyde but next to it is an equally important marker, one of the men who took down the notorious killers.
After the ambush site we made our way to the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush museum. Located at 2419 Main Street in Gibsland, Louisiana it gives you a small look into the lives of Barrow and Parker. There are some artifacts and many articles to read and take in. Also located there is the car that was used in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde but the real death car is located many miles away in a casino in Nevada.
If you like adventure and odd places then this is for you. Pops and I truly enjoyed our time here.